Monthly Archives: August 2014

FOTD: I’m Relentlessly Red

With this look I’m channeling my inner Janet. I love the bright lip color she wore in her “Come Back to Me” video from her Rhythm Nation 1814 album. The color reminded me of MAC’s retro matte lipstick in Relentlessly Red. I added a touch of gloss on top since the look in the video wasn’t completely matte.

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FACE
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Tahoe
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer NC42 (undereye)
Sephora Mattifying Foundation in Deep Ebony #60 (contour)
NARS Torrid (blush)

EYES
MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot (base)
MAC Cocomotion Pigment (lid)
MAC Cork (crease)
MAC Folie (outer V)
NYC Liquid Liner
NYX Wonder Pencil in Medium (waterline)
L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara

BROWS
Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in Chocolate
MAC Studio Finish Concealer NC42 (to clean up brows)

LIPS
MAC Relentlessly Red lipstick
MAC Brick Lip Liner
NYX Butter Lipgloss in Maple Blondie


Simplicity Series: Nude Eyes + Vampy Lips

Here’s another simple look using only one eyeshadow! This is great for those of you who want to rock a bold lip without having to worry too much about the eyes. A simple flesh-toned eyeshadow would do.

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FACE
MAC Pro Longwear Foundation NC44
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer NW30 (undereye)
Ben Nye Banana Powder (to set)
MAC Ambering Rose (blush)
NARS Casino (bronzer)

EYES
Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow in Beige Mousseline (lid)
Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara

BROWS
Rimmel London Brow Pencil in Dark Brown
MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW30 (to clean up brows)

LIPS
MAC Studded Kiss (Limited Edition, but it’s the same color as MAC Diva)
NYX Lip Liner in Deep Purple


Lorac Pro 2 Palette Swatches

I was so happy to buy this palette! As soon as I laid eyes on the Navy and Jade colors, I knew this palette had to be mine. This palette comes in 16 cool toned eyeshadow shades (8 matte shades + 8 shimmer shades). The texture of these eyeshadows is buttery smooth. They have an incredibly soft feel, and they remind me of the soft texture of Tarte eyeshadows. I was very impressed with the high pigmentation of this palette as well. Two thumbs up from me!

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Matte Shades
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Top Row L-R: Buff, Lt. Brown, Cool Gray, Nectar
Bottom Row L-R: Plum, Navy, Charcoal, Black

Shimmer Shades
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Top Row L-R: Snow, Beige, Rose, Mocha
Bottom Row L-R: Chrome, Silver, Jade, Cocoa

NOTE: These eyeshadows were swatched on bare skin with no primer underneath. I purchased this palette from Ulta for the retail price of $42.